ATLANTA (AP) - All-Star defenseman Dustin Byfuglien signed a five-year, $26 million contract extension with the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Brian Mills made a layup with 3.3 seconds remaining to lift Mercer over Kennesaw State 57-55 on Tuesday night.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Frank Hassell and Ben Finney each recorded a double-double and Old Dominion defeated Georgia State 60-43 on Tuesday night.
The first day of spring training will seem a little strange for the Atlanta Braves. Bobby Cox won't be there ahead of everyone else, eager to get started on a new season. "We're used to seeing him there at 7:30 in the morning with his spikes on," pitcher Tim Hudson said. "I know we're all going to miss that. But we'll see him around a lot. He's a baseball man, and he's an Atlanta Brave ...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. still has his sense of humor, even after spending part of the past week talking about the 10-year anniversary of his father's death at Daytona.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski has been hired to coach the Atlanta Falcons' quarterbacks.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Amu Saaka scored 14 points and Furman defeated Georgia Southern 54-45 on Thursday night.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Vanderbilt appeared to be on the verge of collapse in the final minutes with its 16-point lead reduced to one point and its leader on the bench with five fouls.
ATLANTA (AP) - Leonard Hamilton figures his Florida State team has plenty of room for improvement.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Jovonni Shuler scored 27 points and Savannah State routed Morris College 102-47 Thursday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Chuck Tanner, the relentlessly upbeat manager who led the "We Are Family" Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979 to one of the greatest comebacks in World Series history, died Friday after a long illness. He was 82.
DALLAS (AP) - Ticket-holding football fans who ended up with no seats or what they considered bad views of the Super Bowl have filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has been selected NFL executive of the year by the Sporting News for the second time in three seasons.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have released veteran safety Erik Coleman, who lost his starting job to William Moore in 2010.
ATLANTA (AP) - Charles Jenkins scored 28 points to lead Hofstra to a 79-68 victory over Georgia State on Wednesday night.
Sporting News released its list of the top 10 shooting guards in college basketball Wednesday with former Liberty County High School phenom Jordan McRae being listed as six.
STATESBORO - The trip to Statesboro on I-16 is a familiar one for Chad Lunsford. Georgia Southern's new wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator has made the journey before.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern football broke ground on the future Wednesday.
STATESBORO - Robert Brown, a major factor in the success of the triple option at Georgia Southern in 2010, has been medically disqualified from further participating in football practice or competition, the school announced.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Javon Mention, a three-year letterwinner at Georgia Southern, has earned a spot on the defensive-linemen watch list for the College Football Performance Awards.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. today in the east end zone of Paulson Stadium to begin two major expansion projects.
Georgia Southern had plenty to talk about during the 2012-13 season.
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